BROCCOLI WITH PARMESAN BREAD CRUMBS (From Holiday Market, Royal Oak, Mi.)

3 T. unsalted butter
1 c. plain bread crumbs
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
table salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 lb. broccoli
1 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese (shred the Parmesan on the large holes of a box grater)

1. Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When foaming, add bread crumbs and cook, stirring frequently, til dark golden brown (about 2 minutes). Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Meanwhile, bring 1 c. water and 1/2 t. salt to boil in large saucepan over high heat. Add broccoli stalks and place florets on top of stalks so that they sit just above water. Cover and cook til broccoli is bright green and just tender (3-4 minutes). Drain thoroughly.

3. Toss hot broccoli with Parmesan cheese in a large bowl til cheese melts. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
(serves 4)


Broccoli With Parmesan Cheese Bread Crumbs recipe is published in our February, 2007 Menu Minder.


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